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I'm looking for an affordable and complete 3d printer (or CNC) kit for under $550. Any suggestions? Answered

I just want something small for my little projects, nothing fancy. I want a kit because it's cheaper, and I love putting things like that together. It just needs to come with every part necessary for it to run (electronics, mechanical, printer head, frame, etc)   I'd be fine with a two-axis CNC machine kit within that range too if it had its own spindle. I'm looking at this right now:
http://printrbot.com/

Thanks.

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cwcorbin

7 years ago

Check out the PrintrBot project on KickStarter. It may already funded, but I believe it will meet your goals.

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frollard

7 years ago

There is a huge disparity between price and quality at these low price points; Most of the systems are in the >1000 range so the new micro-affordable units are much awesomeness. I'm really wanting to get an ultimaker -- but the 1700CAD unshipped price is very prohibitive.

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DIY Emiliofrollard

Answer 7 years ago

Yeah. I don't want to make anything that's of very high quality. Just things like simple little gears, connections for different materials in my projects, and maybe enclosures. I'm a high school student, so I'm just looking for something cheap to get me started in the area of 3d printing and CNC machines.

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steveastroukDIY Emilio

Answer 7 years ago

Gears are particularly HIGH quality parts if you want them to work.

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astroboy907steveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

+1. But still, hoping on this subject cause I want the same thing :) Saw this on engadget a couple weeks ago.

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rickharris

7 years ago

I think you would be better off looking on Ebay (buyer beware!) fr a small format laser cutter.